Residents are reminded that the City of Greater Sudbury by-law regulating the operation of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on designated municipal roads will remain in effect, pending a review in response to new provincial legislation. Under the municipal by-law, only single-passenger ATVs with four wheels and a seat designed to be straddled by the driver are permitted on designated roads.
New provincial legislation comes into effect July 1, 2015, to permit the operation of multiple-passenger ATVs, including two-ups and Utility Task Vehicles (side-by-sides), on Ontario roads. This legislation does not currently apply to municipal roads within the City of Greater Sudbury.
A review of the by-law to regulate the operation of ATVs on designated municipal roads is underway and residents will be informed should the by-law be amended.
Greater Sudbury Council adopted Schedules C and D of By-law 2013-131 on June 11, 2013 (amended by By-law 2014-224 on October 7, 2014), to permit and regulate the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on some City of Greater Sudbury (municipal) roads, year-round.
Under Schedules A and B of By-law 2013-131, ATVs were already permitted to operate on some municipal roads between April 1 and November 30.
The adoption of Schedules C and D has extended the operating period on some municipal roads to the period between December 1 and March 31.
By-law 2013-131 also governs the time of day that ATVs are permitted to operate on some municipal roads and sets speed limits.
Only ATVs with four wheels and a seat designed to be straddled by the driver, as illustrated on the attached pdf, are permitted on the road under Provincial regulation.
The Greater Sudbury Police website offers helpful information about the operation of ATVs.